1936 HUDSON Custom Six

1936 HUDSON Custom Six

HUDSON — CUSTOM SIX — SERIES 63 — SIX: A new styling motif for Hudson with rounded surfaces, highly domed fenders and an ornate front grille design was introduced in 1936. All series had longer wheelbases and body widths. An important technical advance was Hudson's adoption of a hydraulic braking system that incorporated a mechanical unit operating on the rear wheels. If the front pedal traveled beyond the 3/4 point of its maximum distance this system would function. Replacing the Axleflex system as Hudson's answer to General Motors' independent front suspension system was Radial Safety Control. A solid front axle was continued but two radius arms attached to the axle and pivoted to the frame side members controlled its movement. This allowed softer leaf springs to be used and the result was steady steering and a smooth ride. Net profits for the year totalled $3,305,616. All Custom models (6 or 8 cyl ...

 

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